Interns are now on the government’s agenda: IA at the Youth Employment Roundtable

Youth unemployment is one of the greatest challenges in modern day Australia.

Charged with addressing the highest youth unemployment rates in decades, Commonwealth Employment Minister, the Honourable Michaelia Cash, hosted a high-level roundtable for the major players in youth employment – Interns Australia among them.

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Have your say: The Annual Interns Australia Survey is now open

This year, following Interns Australia's submission to the Productivity Commission, your stories, views and experiences are more important than ever. 


With the Productivity Commission after data and insight into internships in Australia in response to IA's submission, this is your opportunity to have your voice heard.

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IA at the International Labour Organization

Interns Australia and the Australian Institute of Employment Rights represent young Australians at the ILO's 4th Regulating for Decent Work Conference.

Is this the game changer? A win-win for students and business

Students need experience, business needs talent. IA favourites and Sydney entrepreneurs Buziebee talk about how they have created a win-win for both. 

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Why working for free is not OK - Parlour

What are the costs of unpaid staff? Warwick Mihaly considers the complicated issue of unpaid internships and argues that the profession simply cannot afford it. 

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Interns Australia at the 2015 OECD Forum

With youth unemployment one of the key areas of concern for the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development, Interns Australia was thrilled to be asked to represent young Australians at the 2015 OECD Forum in Paris. 

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IA director announced National Youth Award - Employment Award winner

Interns Australia is proud to announce that co-founder and director Colleen Chen has been recognised as the winner of the 2015 Employment Award at the National Youth Awards.


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IA presents to future health workers on fair internships

HR Director Jack Kenchington-Evans speaking with the Melbourne Population Health Student Association - MPHSA earlier this week on how Interns Australia is working to improve conditions for the next generation of young professionals.

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Interns Australia represents youth interests at Future of Work

Interns Australia was thrilled to be invited to the 2015 Future of Work conference at The University of Melbourne.



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How Interns Australia was born

My term now ends as Executive Director for Interns Australia. It has been a pleasure participating in the development of an organisation that provides advocacy and support to a growing yet heavily underrepresented group of Australians – interns and students undertaking work placements. Together, as a collective of individuals with shared experiences, we have built a new community organisation that will support and empower interns and students to shape their futures as they enter the workforce. 

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